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Thanks for the info, I will find the way to do it.

What do you think of a wide trigger insert for the python.

How does it feels?
Does it contribute to the trigger control?

which type is the best?
 

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May I ask A question? What about the trigger pull don't you like? Is it to hard,gritty,or what? I pulled the trigger on about 50 or more Phythons in my life and I never found one that is bad.I am just curious as to what is wrong with it. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
 

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I like the short trigger of my python.
The weight is to high, I like to reduce the weight to about 2.5 lbs that it will fit target shooting.

In a 0.22 target pistols the trigger is wider and gives you more trigger control, I wonder how a wider trigger will improve my python.
 

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If you want a wide trigger Jim Stroh (www.alphaprecisioninc.com) can weld up one on the existing trigger and polish and contour it to your desires. I saw a Python once this was done on and it looked factory. Austin Behlert and his son-in-law, Art Leckie, both deceased now used to make up wide target triggers using a different method wherein he brazed part of a metal tube to the trigger face and contoured it. The Python I saw had a trigger about the width of the one on the Anaconda which was about 0.34-.35" wide, a little narrower than the 0.400" S&W target triggers and did not protrude outside the trigger guard which should be a consideration. This along with a competent action tune at 2.5-2.75 pounds single action should give you what you seek.
 

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Thanks for the info,

Are there more models of trigger shoe?

I have looked in the colt shop manual about the trigger job for the python. I have to polish the sear side of the trigger with an angle to reduce the weight.

What is the angle?
How much to polish?

I have seen at brownells a tool calls "SERIES I STONING FIXTURE" from power custom that haves Adapter for python trigger job.

Is it a "must" tool for this job?
 

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I'd be very hesitant about altering the Python trigger.
There's VERY few times where this really needs to be done, and the chances of ruining a hard to replace trigger make it a last resort.

Truth is, the stock factor trigger pull is almost always near-perfect, and you get a lighter pull by "tuning" the spring and doing some light polishing of the action.

In other words, the Python trigger's actual mechanics of take up, length of travel, and over-travel are near perfect.
All that's needed is to make the pull a little lighter, WITHOUT going too light and having either "push-off" or too light a pull.

Due to the complexity of the old style Colt action, the less you do, the better.
Buying a stoning jig set is money wasted unless you're going to be working on lesser quality Colt's like the Official Police or old model Trooper.

The Python was originally intended to be a Super-quality target revolver, and it was always built to that standard.
Most improvement of the trigger pull is in double action, and the single action is about as good as possible right from the factory.
I'd read the Kuhnhausen manual, and do a LITTLE polishing of the action parts, like the hand and "tune" the spring for a lighter pull.

Be aware, go too far with the spring and you'll get ignition failures in double action, but the single action will usually be OK.
 

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Hello all,

After reading the python shop book ans asking a lot of questions I have done it with a polish stone and a lot of patience.

My trigger weight reduced from 3.7 to 2.5 Lbs.
 
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